Sunday, March 25, 2018 was our 8th Wedding Anniversary.
The Wife wanted to try a long ride with me. Our destination was a beach resort some 28km away from our home. With that in mind, she planned for a breakfast date on the beach that day. I even got a surprise gift from her. Here are some of the pictures we took.
This day was great.
Last Edit: Mar 27, 2018 10:53:25 GMT 8 by sk8er_saix
I haven't posted here for a while. It's been a little more than a years since I started cycling. Let me share to you our recent rides:
This is a short 17km ride from my house to the church. We have a first timer with us. A 72 yo who's a recovering smoker (all green bike). He's been clean living for almost a year as he told me.
A 30 km ride to Paper Tree Resort. Behind the paper tree resort is the lahar deposit left over from the Pinatubo eruption. It's now being utilized as an ATV course.
A 53 km ride to the All Hands Beach resort in Subic bay Freeport Zone.
A 44.8 km ride to the Pundaquit Beach, Zambales. This is the first time the wife joined me and the boys in a bicycle ride. This is also the ride where I freakin' dropped my phone on the road. You'll see it here.
They're not exactly mountain biking videos but I hope you'll enjoy them just the same.
Last Edit: Jan 25, 2019 8:33:06 GMT 8 by sk8er_saix
Killer Loop is in Bataan, in and around Mt. Samat. You will need a guide kasi puwede talaga kayo maligaw. For the most part, just make sure the big white cross is on your left side as you go around the mountain in counter clockwise direction.
It won't be an all day ride if you have a shuttle service from Pilar to the trailhead (puwede rin kayo pahila sa motor or trike). If you want to complete the "loop" then it will have to include the road section from the national highway to the trailhead, which is basically a waste of time, to be honest.
The best part of the ride is when you hit the trails. It's a varied mix of conditions, hot and humid in the open areas while cold weather hits you (yes, parang may aircon) at the canopied sections. Some parts are powdery trails while there is also some water crossings + a bit of mud. Most of the ascents are technical but manageable and the descents can be real fun if you find a fast flow. However, it can be a little sketchy if you don't have any experience with enduro-type trails.
There's a section towards the end (the kasoy trail) where you can go flat out for nearly 10 minutes going into a small village. Those with 10t cogs or big chainrings can go faster still. Try to pop off bumps on the trails for some extra air time and avoid animals whenever you can.
My recommendation is a full-sus trail bike but an XC bike will be fine, but not as much fun. Bring about 1.5L of water, bring more if you aren't race fit. Kneepads would be a good idea too.